Plant Carbon Dioxide Use

Mark Campidonica fzgeng at hamlet.ucdavis.edu
Tue Jun 16 14:15:25 EST 1992


A C-3 plant under favorable conditions can produce roughly 0.45 gms of
structural carbon per square meter of leaf tissue.

Boardman N.K. (1977) Comparative Photosynthesis of Sun and Shade Plants 
Annual Review of Plant Physiology 28:355-377

Nelson N.D. (1984) Woody Plants are not Inherently Low in Photosynthetic
Capacity  Photosynthetica 18:600-605

Schulze E.-D. (1982)  Plant Life Forms and Their Carbon, Water and
Nutrient Relations  'in' Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology New Series 
12B:615-676


I hope this helps.

Mark Campidonica
Plant Physiologist
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